Author Name : Kristin

Trek to the World’s Highest Waterfall

If you want to see the highest waterfall in the world, don't expect to board a cushy tour bus for a few hours, shoot some pics, and go home.  Be ready to take several flights, a truck, a motorized dug-out canoe, spend the night in a hammock, and do some treacherous hiking  (All of this after the "sketchy border crossing" into Venezuela).   But the good things in life aren't easily attained, rig...


Sketchy Border Crossing

Written Dec 16, 2011 by Kristin: So what do you get when you mix 3 Venezuelans, 2 Americans, a Colombian, 2 mattresses, and a big bag of cheese in a 1979 Chevy Impala?  One hell of a Border Crossing, that’s what! The last few weeks we’ve been going back and forth about whether we were going to venture into Venezuela at all.  We’ve met several people along the way that told us it’s ...


Almost Barracuda Breakfast

During our two weeks  in Colombia, Monday was the first time we feared for our lives.  And it wasn't because of some guerrilla drug-lord with a machine gun or someone off the streets flashing a machete while demanding all of our valuables.  In fact, we were 60-feet underwater scuba diving.  We've been diving with barracudas countless times over the last 8 years.   They don't scare us one bi...


Rolling in the Mud with Some New Amigos

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After a 16-hour bus ride from Medellin, we finally arrived in Cartagena at midnight. We didn't mind the all day and night bus ride too much though. It gave us plenty of time to catch up on our sleep after a fun last night out in Medellin partying with new friends (one of them being Dr. Stu Price from the Hangover; aka Darren). Our group had accidentally stumbled across a bottle of the Colombian li...


Chillaxin’ with the Escobars

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Medellin, Colombia was once named the world's murder capitol and most violent city (and not too long ago!).  This was largely due to the drug cartels in the days of Pablo Escobar.  The city is said to have improved dramatically since those days.  Honestly, though, Bryan and I aren't big fans of Medellin.  There are some positive points to the city.  The more upscale residential area where our...


Naked People, Street Meat, and Guinea Pig Gambling

We aren't big museum people but Bryan and I really enjoyed some of Bogota's  unique museums and sights. Museo Botero - Fernando Botero is a Colombian artist who creates some odd, eccentric work.  It's definitely not your usual art museum.  Botero clearly loves fat . . . I mean, voluptuous women.  He especially loves naked, curvy women showing their breasts.  Maybe that's why Bryan didn't c...


Biking The REAL Bogota

From exotic, delicious fruits to a street of day-time prostitutes, we just landed in Bogota this morning and have already seen so much!  We just returned from a five hour bike tour of the city with Mike from Bogota Bike Tours.  This isn't your typical, stuffy city tour though.  You'll learn lots of history, but it feels more like your biking through the city with a friend who knows everyone and...


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